Today’s home tour takes place in Coimbatore, India. Did you know that I have a cherished connection with the south Indian city of Coimbatore? My mother is from this city and until I turned 24, I spent all my summer vacations here. Lots of awesome memories of walking along streets lined with ‘Flame of the forest’ trees with their brilliant orange flowers, hearing about cotton mills producing brightly colored saris and eating mangos in the summer. So it is with great pleasure that I am sharing the home of Sigappi Annamalai in Coimbatore. I have featured her daughter Meena Sriram’s home on this blog and you will see, creativity and exquisite taste runs in the family!
This is what Meena has to say about her mother: “My mom’s a natural when it comes to design, and she’s always been a real inspiration to me in every way possible. She created such a lovely and warm home for my Dad, brother and me, and I remember tagging along with her while she used to make all her design choices and she used to explain so many fun details..our home is more than a decade old. One of the best things about our home is that my Mom designed a courtyard right in the centre and the rest of the space is open and revolves around the courtyard, so we’re flooded with loads of lovely sunshine, and there’s lovely warm yellow colorcast always, as you can see from the pictures.” – Meena Sriram
All I want to tell you is that these pictures personify the warmth of South Indian style and are exceedingly beautiful. You might want to sit down and scroll down ever so gently so that you don’t miss a single gorgeous detail. Let’s start with the entryway….
Now for my favorite part of the house, the central courtyard, lined by vibrant greenery. You could sit on the swing with your cup of tea or maybe just sink onto the cool floor…
DROOL! I can hear the rustle of saris and the faint strumming of the veena all the way in San Francisco.
All images taken by and courtesy of Meena Sriram.
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